US Special Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden

US special forces on Sunday killed Osama bin Laden, head of the terrorist network responsible for the 9/11 attacks, in a raid on a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, north of Islamabad, President Obama announced Sunday night in an address to...

Airmen Killed in Kabul Shooting Identified

The Defense Department has released the names of the eight airmen killed in last week’s shooting incident at Kabul International Airport in Afghanistan. They are: Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, of Knoxville, Tenn. He was assigned to the...

Shaw Airmen Conclude Green Flag

Approximately 200 airmen from Shaw AFB, S.C., and F-16s from Shaw’s 79th Fighter Squadron last week completed a Green Flag training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev. The two weeks of training are designed to help prepare Air Force pilots and...

McKeon Promises Transparent Mark-up Process

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), House Armed Services Committee chairman, has pledged to provide “a new level of transparency” as the committee begins marking up the Fiscal 2012 defense authorization bill this week. The committee will “post all bill language online...

CAP Supports Tornado Recovery

Members of the Civil Air Patrol, the Air Force auxiliary, have been flying over areas of the southeast United States devastated by tornadoes last week to assist first responders and state and local officials as they assess the damage. CAP...

Deployed Pave Hawk Repair Center Cuts Downtime

The 386th Air Expeditionary Wing launched a new centralized repair facility in Southwest Asia for HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopters. “Long term, this is going to be a huge gain for the Air Force,” said Maj. Michael Campos, 386th Expeditionary...

Hurlburt Burns with Energy Excitement

Air Force officials last week cut the ribbon on a new $7.4 million energy-producing device at Hurlburt Field, Fla., ceremoniously marking the start of its operations. The plasma waste-to-energy system will be able to convert 4,200 tons of Hurlburt’s garbage...

Etchberger Joins PACAF’s Wall of Valor

Airmen gathered last week at Pacific Air Forces’ Courtyard of Heroes at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, to honor the late CMSgt. Richard L. Etchberger, the Air Force’s most recent Medal of Honor recipient, and induct him into PACAF’s Wall of...

Chased by Lightning

Members of Air Force Reserve Command’s 916th Air Refueling Wing at Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., recently became the first airmen from an AFRC or Air Mobility Command unit to refuel the F-35 strike fighter, the Air Force’s newest fighter. “We...

Iraqi Helicopter Fleet Grows

US and Iraqi officials celebrated the delivery of four Mi-171E helicopters late last month to Camp Taji, Iraq, for the Iraqi army. Their arrival gave the Iraqis 10 of the 14 Mi-171Es ordered last year with US assistance and grew...

Peacekeeper’s New Keepers

The Air Force last month delivered a 195,000-pound Peacekeeper missile to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, N.M. “This significant object will be one of the largest items in our already-extensive collection,” said museum director Jim...